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NATIONAL EXPORT EXPOSITION PHILADELPHIA USA SEPT TO NOV 1899
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THE WHITEHEAD & HOAG CO. 
NEWARK N.J.
PATENTED
JULY 17 1894
APRIL 14, 1896
JULY 21, 1896

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The National Export Exposition was held from September to November of 1899 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at a special campus erected in 1899 by chief engineer John Birkinbine. The exposition was held for the advancement of American manufactures and the extension of export trade. The Philadelphia Commercial Museum and the Franklin Institute sponsored this event conducted by the Philadelphia Exposition Association displaying American manufacturing products advertised for export.

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Department of Publicity and Promotion, National Export Exposition. (1899, Sept. 14-Nov. 30). The national export exposition. The first national exposition of the manufactures of the United States. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/nationalexportex00commiala/page/n3/mode/2up

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EV0617
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